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The newest action figures (and other toys) thread (NSF56k)

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Last bit of spam. I very, VERY gently went through transforming Shouki into robot mode.

    And you know what?

    ... he's fucking awesome.

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    The paint apps on the transparent parts are very thick, and feel like they have some kind of coating on them. I think they'll hold up if I am gentle. There's only a couple "sketchy" points where things slide over each other. And when you are done, you have a hell of a poseable bot! But more than that... it has a ton of individual personality. All the flaps and bits can be flared and moved as you wish, basically turning it into a cape. You can scrunch up the back tighter so.. while it is a train nose hanging off the bottom, it really can look just majestic.

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    I don't think I'll be surprised if some company comes along and makes 3rd party add-ons, especially with those trucks. They are pinned in place, but I suspect it wouldn't be too hard to add a twisting bit. It definitely doesn't do the collapsing double-jointed stuff of the Moon Studios version, so it's no where near as clean... But it all pegs together extremely securely. And I can see the mechanics that are going to let the Raiden mode shine.

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  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    During a training break, I decided I might as well get out the train and take a look at it. I mean, the videos don't do it a ton of favors. How bad could it beeeeeeeeeaaaaAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

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    does transforming this allow the Cenobites into our plane of existence

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    During a training break, I decided I might as well get out the train and take a look at it. I mean, the videos don't do it a ton of favors. How bad could it beeeeeeeeeaaaaAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

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    does transforming this allow the Cenobites into our plane of existence

    Worse than Cenobites. They only use hooks and chains.
    What this summons scatters the floor with D4s and Lego bricks.

  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    I don't mind the toy spam @Athenor since I love living vicariously through others.

    I have recently pulled out my Masterpiece Skywarp, Nightbird, Skids, and Reboost.

    Skywarp is seriously awesome without the weak knees and ankles that Starscream and Thundercracker had so I'm happy with that.

    Nightbird looks good as a dark Arcee and technically I didn't really need her on the shelf. I do love all her weapon accessories though.

    Skids is totally awesome and reminds me of the old days of Masterpieces where they look like real cars and simple transformations. The only complaint I have is the arms folding under his hood/bonnet. Those are a pain to get in there, but once you do it a few times it is somewhat easy.

    Reboost is just a red version of Skids, but a different car model (he is a non Turbo version). They also gave him a subtle Autobot logo in bot mode, different coloring details, and a different head. Sadly mine has a left arm that wasn't pinned in so it fell off. Now I have to hope that Hasbro will allow me to either exchange it for a working one (probably not since I think they sold out of him during the sale) or a refund. Otherwise he looks really good in red and I love the Motocompo (scooter) and clear hologram human accessories.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    This is the thread for toy spam so go for it imo

    I’m happy that people are liking both versions of Raiden, gets my hopes up for a chug version at some point

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    I know Hasbro has to print instructions for multiple languages, but I really do appreciate that Takara/Tomy's instructions have a quick blurb on every step explaining just what the hell you are doing. Sure, my Google Translate tool was having some issues with the photos, but it at least gave me an idea what to expect!

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  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    During a training break, I decided I might as well get out the train and take a look at it. I mean, the videos don't do it a ton of favors. How bad could it beeeeeeeeeaaaaAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

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    does transforming this allow the Cenobites into our plane of existence

    No

    Cenobots

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    John Cenabots?

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Never seen those.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    There's a YouTuber who designs and 3D prints his own versions of pop-culture robots (most non-transforming Transformers figures, but sometimes other characters as well). He just put up a (non-transforming) Jetfire:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbC3wizY9c

    Previously, he showed a (transforming) Valkyrie:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7miiKiHiGA

    I also really like his mecha-Godzilla and mecha-King Kong, as well as his Power Rangers Dragonzord.

    He puts a lot of his designs as STL files on his site, either for purchase or free, so if you have a 3D printer you can go hog-wild on them.

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  • HexDexHexDex Registered User regular
    If you are reading this add me.
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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    This 100% counts!

    There's also a Lego thread in D&D. Not sure why it's in D&D specifically, but it is a hopping opium den of poor amazing decisions!

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    This 100% counts!

    There's also a Lego thread in D&D. Not sure why it's in D&D specifically, but it is a hopping opium den of poor amazing decisions!

    SE++ also has a Lego thread.
    Everyone should have a Lego thread.

    Pretty sure the Koopa has been posted in those threads though.

  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Yeah, the Lego thread I am aware of is in D&D, the Bowser was posted there earlier today. Didn't realize there's a Lego thread in SE++, I should bookmark it.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited July 2022
    Gentle... gentle... GOT IT!

    Hoo. Took a bit of figuring, finagling, and blind luck in some places. But I did get it all collapsed and transformed! Even better.. I can still use most of the missile pylons! I'd love some kind of 3d printed rack or something to display the rest of the weapon loadout.

    (ugh, didn't realize my flash was off, this isn't the best.)

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    Friend of mine immediately wanted to see it in comparison to my other Perfect Grades, which are also 1/60 scale.

    Of course, I obliged.

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    See... when you have big and burly bodyguards, it's the small, wiry guy you have to worry about!


    I need to get him a flying stand, but for now... this will work.

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    Edit: Damnit, Arcadia, put out the fold booster by itself! Ebay prices all include the rest of the fast packs which I don't care about! :grin:

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited July 2022


    Man, it's a real bummer that I was still part time and couldn't justify dropping $500+ on a toy I didn't even have shelf space for, especially since a year later I finally got full time employment.

    Even if I ultimately didn't want it, sucker goes for like 3-5 times it's original price on ebay.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    edited July 2022
    That's ok, we can all live vicariously through @Athenor !

    Edit: I didn't buy one since I just didn't have the display space to dedicate for just him. I was tempted though.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    I don't plan on doing this again until I get more train pieces, but I decided to shift Shouki to torso mode at least once.

    I was not prepared for how chunky he is. Like.. just a brick.

    Very interesting engineering on the shoulder joints, designed to get stronger when weight is put on them due to a pair of hooks. The backpack is a bit excessive, and I'm worried about rubbing there. But it is extremely secure, which is nice.

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  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    As a huge Transformers fan, Unicron was a huge Transformer that just didn’t appeal to me

    It just doesn’t seem fun to own

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    As a huge Transformers fan, Unicron was a huge Transformer that just didn’t appeal to me

    It just doesn’t seem fun to own

    Eh, you just have to make your own fun. :D

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Hmm I have the Unicron they released several years ago in storage, I should try to find display place for him

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    The Haslab one or the Armada reissue?

  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Heffling wrote: »
    The Haslab one or the Armada reissue?

    The one from Armada

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    As a huge Transformers fan, Unicron was a huge Transformer that just didn’t appeal to me

    It just doesn’t seem fun to own

    I don't know, the idea of wheeling around a child sized toy in a stroller seems like it might be entertaining for a while.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Last week I found out Hasbro reissued the GI Joe Cobra Stinger jeep on Hasbro Pulse, and when I excitedly ran to the site to look at it, the pre-order was already sold out. Which... I don't get. It's a pre-order. Make as many a people order.

    But, anyway, I really wanted one of those as a kid and I continue to be denied my rightful possession. lol

    They're already on eBay for $99. For a $39 toy.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Last week I found out Hasbro reissued the GI Joe Cobra Stinger jeep on Hasbro Pulse, and when I excitedly ran to the site to look at it, the pre-order was already sold out. Which... I don't get. It's a pre-order. Make as many a people order.

    But, anyway, I really wanted one of those as a kid and I continue to be denied my rightful possession. lol

    They're already on eBay for $99. For a $39 toy.

    Yeah, the secondary market is borked.

    As for why they don't just "make more," Hasbro is INCREDIBLY cheap. They don't want to make extra product and have it sit around in a warehouse or have to be clearanced off. Remember, these aren't made to order; they make thousands of copies at a time.

  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2022
    Yeah figure collecting can definitely be a shit show sometimes

    Speaking of which, I preordered the Action Force Swarm Trooper and Swarm pack back on 6/27/2020 through BBTS. The Action Force line is basically a 3rd Party making pseudo 6inch G.I. Joes (except they did actually get rights to make a Sgt. Slaughter figure)

    The figures released everywhere else around Dec 2021 I believe, but BBTS kept pushing their date back. In May I got this update:
    We know the highly anticipated Valaverse Action Force Wave 1 lineup continues to run much later than expected, so we would like to provide an update. Our container is still stuck in the container yard in California waiting for space on a train to complete the journey to our warehouse in Wisconsin. We understand the significant impact extended delays have on you and appreciate your continued patience and understanding. Transit times have been extended due to poor management by the freight line. Unfortunately, we have no control over it but are working diligently to get your items to you as quickly as possible. At this time, we are unable to provide an accurate arrival date, but we will send another update once we know our container is on rail and heading to our warehouse.

    At this point, I feel like I'm probably never gonna see my order, and looking on eBay, aftermarket prices are insane, typically $100+ for them together. So I ended up buying the trooper and pack from a local guy for $70 total, which is definitely more than retail, but cheaper than I'll ever see anywhere else at this point

    So yeah, figure collecting

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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    Yikes. That is incredibly insane! Hopefully you can enjoy your toys at least. Maybe when BBTS sends your order you can flip it for what you just paid (or more).

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  • MelonTronMelonTron Registered User regular
    I finally got around to opening up some recent arrivals, starting with Goku!

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    Despite having several Gokus already, I didn't have his regular base form, so I grabbed this release that came out for the new movie. He has a more muted color scheme than previous versions and some new face options, the best of which is probably the yelling face.

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    I also picked up Eternal Sailor Moon!

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    Her hair, wings, and stand all overlap, so it takes a bit of work to get everything in its place, but she does look very nice once arranged.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    That is one crazy cartoon looking yelling face on Goku. I love it. Sailor Moon looks good with that pose.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    Ok, so I pulled out my Arcadia YF-19 after @Athenor posted photos of his. Plus two people mentioned issues with theirs (arms breaking off on one and rust on another). Luckily mine is fine (although I have some weaker ankles than I would like) and most of it isn't stiff like Athenor's was. I have never had a YF-19 before and bought this one since people recommended it and I really didn't feel like waiting for Bandai to re-release theirs. To be honest I never liked the YF-19 design and liked the cannon fodder 11 from the intro of the movie more. But this toy has made me love the 19 more and love how the newest VF-31 has some design similarities to it. The transformation is actually fun and simple once I watched a video on how to do it.

    So took a quick photo of it. I can't wait to pull out the rest of the parts, gun, gap fillers, and figures to put into it.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited July 2022
    *Sighs*

    Damnit. Koto put up the color prototypes for Bishoujo Megatron.

    I haven't made up my mind yet, because I know this will lead to dark, dark places.

    But at the same time, she's got a look that I admit I'm into.

    https://news.tfw2005.com/2022/07/11/kotobukiya-bishoujo-series-transformers-megatron-color-prototype-460503

    Edit: Though seeing it is $150 is making me not feel so bad about passing...

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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    *Sighs*

    Damnit. Koto put up the color prototypes for Bishoujo Megatron.

    I haven't made up my mind yet, because I know this will lead to dark, dark places.

    But at the same time, she's got a look that I admit I'm into.

    https://news.tfw2005.com/2022/07/11/kotobukiya-bishoujo-series-transformers-megatron-color-prototype-460503

    Edit: Though seeing it is $150 is making me not feel so bad about passing...

    But, there is a special edition with extra art. Plus then you can get her with Optimus Prime and put them with your Pony Ladies.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    This thread:

    "This costs a lot of money, so I think I'm going to pass on getting it, as getting it would be irresponsible."
    "But what if you instead spend more money, and do it twice?"

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2022
    Athenor wrote: »
    *Sighs*

    Damnit. Koto put up the color prototypes for Bishoujo Megatron.

    I haven't made up my mind yet, because I know this will lead to dark, dark places.

    But at the same time, she's got a look that I admit I'm into.

    https://news.tfw2005.com/2022/07/11/kotobukiya-bishoujo-series-transformers-megatron-color-prototype-460503

    Edit: Though seeing it is $150 is making me not feel so bad about passing...

    Do you know what the release date on Bishoujo Optimus is?

    Edit: Nvm, I figured it out, it's really as far out as January of next year?!

    FYI, you know these figures aren't *really* $150 as long as you get them from a Japanese store, right? HobbyLink Japan has them both for ¥15,360 each, and they yen has been low against the dollar for a while, making that a "mere" $112, provided your credit card or bank doesn't fuck you on the exchange rate (Paypal always fucks you on the exchange rate, try not to buy from Japanese stores using Paypal if you can avoid it). No matter who they are, they usually make the exchange rate a little bit less favorable than the market, but even at a few cents more per dollar it's only $115 or $120. I suppose there's some gamble to this since who knows what the yen will be in January of 2023, but as someone who has been buying dolls in yen for years, the yen has rarely gotten more than 90 cents on the dollar since 2014. Which would be $138.

    I mention this because I am tempted by Bishoujo Optimus and might preorder her. But Megatron looks like a fancy fascist so I say to her no.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I know about using Paypal to buy overseas items even in the exchange to Pounds or Euros paypal will f it on the exchange rate

    I found one of the original Gi joes I had from back in the day
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    The Snow Serpent! some of the gear is replacement stuff

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited July 2022
    I also have the impossible a Hiss suit will all the weapons and the inner suit
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    A crimson guard! {I have the full cardback in a book?} and a cobra eel with all their stuff
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    As I have no idea why I have all the parts for the eel and the hiss suit as the later is nearly 40

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Interesting on the conversion rates! I was going off the kotobukiya US price that they listed... Which doesn't include domestic shipping.

    And yes, the facist symbology with megs definitely is contributing to giving me pause.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    I'm going to own up to my ignorance: What's the fascist symbology on this Megatron statue?

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